Pouring water into a glass.

CU Boulder selected to participate in EPA’s student design program

Aug. 8, 2022

Colorado Daily is spotlighting the University of Colorado Boulder's participation in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-funded program to develop a preliminary tool designed to help people around the world learn whether their drinking water is at risk of containing chemical toxins. “The goal here is to have an impact certainly...

John Crimaldi

Illuminating the brain one neuron and synapse at a time—5 essential reads

Aug. 8, 2022

From figuring out where memories are stored to how sensory information translates to behavior, new technologies are helping neuroscientists better understand how the brain works. Hear from several experts, including CU Professor John Crimaldi , on The Conversation.

Evan Thomas

Drought is a global health crisis — capitalism could be a surprising solution

Aug. 2, 2022

Evan Thomas discusses the possibilities of using carbon offset markets to address water scarcity in a new column in Harvard Public Health. Thomas, an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and director the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering, is an expert in water and air...

CU Boulder alumna Halle Sago, left, and undergraduate student Ricardo Reyes, right, visit High Peaks Elementary School in Boulder, Colorado, to monitor air quality.

Air quality research in Denver schools highlighted by multiple media outlets

July 22, 2022

Mark Hernandez's research to study air quality and COVID-19 in Denver Public Schools is being covered by numerous Front Range journalists. Denver Public Schools is spending $1.5 million to track air quality in classrooms with new monitors installed by Hernandez and his students. Hernandez, a professor in the Department of...

Solar Decathlon home rendering

Boulder climate organization showcases Solar Decathlon Team

July 19, 2022

Mission Zero is highlighting the work of the University of Colorado Boulder Solar Decathlon team. The student team is preparing to build an affordable, energy-efficient home as part of a U.S. Department of Energy college competition. Mission Zero, a Boulder-based climate advocacy group that works with CU Boulder students, has...

Ben Livneh

Livneh interviewed by 9News on flash flooding in areas hit by wildfires

July 19, 2022

Ben Livneh was interviewed by Denver 9News for a piece focusing flash flooding over the Cameron Peak Fire burn scar. The floods caused serious damage in the Glen Haven, Crystal Mountain and Buckhorn areas of Larimer County. Livneh is an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural...

Caroline Bessette

Advancing geotechnical engineering to support communities facing earthquakes

July 18, 2022

I grew up in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a small French-speaking town in Québec, Canada. In Québec, almost all the electricity (close to 97%) comes from hydroelectricity due to its...

Wil Srubar holds a sample cube of concrete that contains biogenic limestone produced by calcifying macro- and microalgae.

Researchers harness algae to ‘grow’ construction cement

July 18, 2022

The Associated Press is spotlighting work by Wil Srubar on algae-based concrete. Srubar, an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, is working at the forefront of biomimetic and living materials science and engineering. He views the algae-based concrete as having significant potential to drastically reduce...

Rebeca Perez

Architectural engineering is the perfect mix of creativity and applied thinking

July 14, 2022

I grew up in Queens, New York and moved to Denver, Colorado when I was 11 years old. I had never thought about engineering until...

Paul Chinowsky

Chinowsky discusses heat-induced rail problems with ABC News

July 14, 2022

Professor Paul Chinowsky discusses solutions to heat-caused problems with railroads in a new piece by ABC News The article highlights how heat waves are causing warping on Amtrak rail lines, leading to travel slowdowns. Chinowsky, an emeritus professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and director of...